02 May 2018 - KABUL - On World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations congratulates Afghanistan for its progress toward a free and open media, which has been hailed as one of the country’s most notable accomplishments.
01 May 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in both Kabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan, on 30 April, which resulted in at least 41 people killed and 45 injured, including women, children, emergency responders, journalists and media workers, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
01 May 2018 - GENEVA - The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression condemned in the strongest possible terms the killing of nine journalists covering an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, and called on the Government, with the assistance of the international community, to bring the perpetrators to justice.
30 Apr 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General is outraged by the series of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan today. The attacks in Kabul and Kandahar caused numerous casualties among civilians, emergency responders, and school children. The deliberate targeting of journalists in the attack highlights once again the risks media professionals face in carrying out their essential work. Those responsible for such crimes must be swiftly brought to justice.
30 Apr 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s attacks carried out in a Kabul neighbourhood heavily populated by civilians.
Initial reports indicate that at least 14 civilians were killed and at least 30 civilians were injured in two attacks, with the second attack timed 30 minutes later to target journalists arriving on the scene and emergency services personnel seeking to provide aid to victims of the first attack.
24 Apr 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 22 April, which resulted in at least 50 people killed and 100 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
23 Apr 2018 - NEW YORK -The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack on a voter registration centre in Kabul which claimed the lives of many civilians.Those who were behind this attack must be swiftly brought to justice. They must not be allowed to succeed in deterring Afghan citizens from carrying out their constitutional right to take part in forthcoming elections.
22 Apr 2018 - KABUL – The United Nations in Afghanistan condemns today’s suicide attack in Kabul at an election-related facility that initial reports indicate claimed the lives of at least 31 civilians, with more than 50 others injured.
12 Apr 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) renews its call upon all parties to the conflict to increase efforts to protect civilians, as the number of civilians killed and injured by armed conflict in the first quarter of 2018 remained at the same high level recorded in 2017.
01 Apr 2018 - KABUL - The United Nations welcomes the progress made by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in setting an October 2018 date to hold Afghanistan’s parliamentary and district council elections.
24 Mar 2018 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan strongly condemns yesterday’s attack that killed at least 15 civilians and injured more than 40.
Facts in the incident have now become clear. The detonation of a vehicle-borne explosive device took place in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand, near a park when those who had gathered at a sports event were departing.
21 Mar 2018 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 March, on Nowruz, which resulted in at least 33 people killed and 65 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
21 Mar 2018 - NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack in Kabul during the Nowruz celebrations near a religious shrine. Nowruz is a time of renewal and celebration, and should be a time for promoting the values of peace and solidarity. Those who have organized this attack must be brought to justice.
21 Mar 2018 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn today’s attack in Kabul.
As UNAMA continues to verify civilian casualties from the incident, initial reports indicate that at least 25 civilians were killed and many others injured.
The explosion occurred in a civilian-populated area of Kabul, where Afghans had gathered peacefully to celebrate Nowruz, the beginning of the new year.